Pediatric Urology Conditions

Pediatric Urology Conditions

Overview :

Pediatric urology conditions include a wide range of conditions involving the genital and urinary tracts.Often these are congenital (present at birth) and diagnosed as early as prenatally or in infancy in many cases,they are treated and resolved early in life,sometimes through surgical reconstruction.Other times,the conditions are acquired during childhood.

Conditions :

The most common condition seen by pediatric urologists is a urinary tract infection,which occurs more frequently in girls than in boys.An estimated 1-2 percent of children develop a UTI,characterized by blood in the urine,an unusual odor to the urine,or a change in urinary patterns.

Other common conditions include:

  • Antenatal hydronephrosis: a fluid-filled enlargement of the kidney prior to birth, typically diagnosed with prenatal ultrasound
  • Hernia : a protrusion of all or part of an organ or tissue through a weakened area
  • Hydrocele : an accumulation of fluid that can occur in the scrotal sac
  • Hydronephrosis : swelling of the kidneys caused by obstruction in the urinary tract
  • Hypospadias : a congenital condition,usually diagnosed during infancy,in which the opening of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the body) is on the underside of the penis rather than at the tip
  • Neurogenic bladder : a disorder resulting from interference in the normal nerve pathways that send signals to the bladder regarding urination
  • Nocturnal enuresis : bedwetting beyond the age at which a child would be expected to remain dry believed to be caused by a developmental delay in the bladder and usually something the child outgrows
  • Spina bifida : a neural tube defect in which the tissue surrounding the spinal cord fails to close properly during fetal development
  • Undescended testes : a condition in which at least one testicle fails move into the scrotal sac as the male fetus develops (in most cases,this is resolved on its own in the first year of life)
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction : blockage of the flow of urine in the area where the ureter meets the kidney
  • Vesicoureteral reflux : a condition in which urine from the bladder backs up into the ureter,often diagnosed during prenatal ultrasound or after a urinary tract infection

Ground-breaking Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment for Pediatric Kidney Surgery and other Complex Conditions:

At this center for Pediatric Urology are experienced in using open,laparoscopic and robotic procedures to remove all or part of a kidney (nephrectomy) for the treatment of pediatric kidney tumors.From incontinence, bedwetting and urinary tract infections to complex birth defects and other abnormalities,our center offers a wide array of advanced surgical procedures to treat pediatric urologic conditions including:
  • Endoscopic laser treatment for managing stone disease
  • Childhernia hydrocele repair
  • incontinence and urinary retention
  • Robotic surgery for complex urinary tract reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic surgery for urinary tract reconstruction

Pediatric Urology Services

  • Bed wetting
  • Circumcision
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • UTI -Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Hydrocele
  • Hernia
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • UPJ obstruction
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney Disease in Children
  • Hematuria - Blood in Urine
  • Varicocele